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Poster: Reade Date: Jun 12, 2012 1:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: L.A. Kings

It seems pretty amazing-
An 8 seed has reached the finals before (Edmonton, '06) but NEVER won.
(I ended up stumbling over the answer to my question while reading the coverage of last nights game.)
And an 8 seed had never won the NBA championship before. (Worth mentioning as the two leagues playoff formats are quite similar of course).

And not only that but they more or less breezed though. The Kings won two five game series and swept another to get to the Finals. Counting the Finals they played only four games over the minimum!

Seems pretty remarkable and isn't getting talked about anywhere I've seen.

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Jun 12, 2012 1:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: L.A. Kings

What's even more remarkable is that the Kings scored the second fewest goals in the league this year. It took Jonathan Quick with a sub-2 GAA and 10 shutouts to get them to the playoffs. He should get the Vezina (Lundqvist and Rinne fans might disagree, but both had better support casts) and be a contender for regular season MVP.

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Poster: Reade Date: Jun 12, 2012 2:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: L.A. Kings

Remarkable.
The Vezina is voted on? I thought it went to the goalie with the lowest GAA...

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Jun 12, 2012 6:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: L.A. Kings

It used to be at one time. Actually to the team whose goalie(s) had the combined best GAA, and each goalie awarded played a minimum 25 games. That has since been replaced by the Jennings trophy. Since 1982 the Vezina is voted on.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Jun 13, 2012 6:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: L.A. Kings

when i brought up the espn website earlier , and to my liking, they had a pic of chara and the cup...they were talking about next years contenders already!!! http://espn.go.com/nhl/

This post was modified by RBNW....new and improved! on 2012-06-13 13:02:34